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think his mistake cost him his life. that is what we are hoping to change with the clemency from obama. this is huge for you and your family. >> what would you like president obama to know about you. >> i'm a cigarettes ya kris chra big mistake and if i get out i will give him no reason to regret it. >> what is his sentence of clemency. bpresident obama has been reluck reluctant to commute certain ses he has commuted one sen seven s. and his former lawye lawyer doet hold out a lot of hope. >> this is incredible. >> judges are yo ewe ew are uni. gl.d what does the attorney general's department say about this. there is it a move to take back control and put it back in the hands of judges. there has been reduction to ease the confusion between crack cocaine and cocaine powder but it has not gone far enough yet. there are thousands of prisoners in the federal system everyone of them costs $30,000 a year. on economic glound grounds alont makes sense you have to get this right ssments. this. >> this is not what is intended by imposing mandatory minimums. it's graphic and based on political v
-per-hour over the speed limit. >> president obama will not let critics kill the affordable care actment thact. the republicans are routing fore rooting for it to fail. >> forensic scientists have concluded that yasser arafat died of natural causes and was not poisoned it contradicts an earlier swiss report that found that the palestinian leader was poisoned by radioactive polonium. those are the headlines i'm john siegenthaler. america tonight is coming up next with joie chen. i will be back at 11:00 eastern and 8:00 pacific you can get the latest news at ♪ >> on america tonight. will they turn out the lights? detroit is clear to go forward on bankruptcy. will it be the move that saves the city services. >> we need everything. we need rigs. we need fire trucks right now we need manpower. also tonight. lessons learned? the latest read on how u.s. students stack up and what it really says about american i hadcation. hadcation -- education. >> and fashion build. what role you play in one of the world's most polluted places. we take you inside of hell on earth. >> if you want to
they call a living wage. amid growing attention to low wages, president obama addressed the nation with a renewed focus on income inequality. >> we know there are airport workers and fast food workers and nurse assistants and retail sales people who work their tails off and are still living at or barely above poverty. >> that's why it's well time to raise the minimum wage that is blow what harry truman called for. >> a federal worker in downtown d.c., the extra money would mean getting her family off of food stamps. >> it's stress of. it's apply for public assistance for my son and i to get food stamps because of that issue, just because he is using formula. things have just shot up. gas is up. housing is up in this area, but our wages aren't up. >> the 21-year-old son-in-law wakes up and gets her son ready before heading fork work. >> we go down to the basement and around to back and start preparing everything for the place to open which was different from the shiny wow piece of the government that they are seeing. >> that's kind of how we feel. wow. we are at the bottom. we are a
there is universal mourning for nelson mandela. at the white house, president barack obama immediately left a reception to send this message of gratitude. >> the day he was released from prison, he gave me a sense of what human beings can do when they are guided by their hopes and not by their fears. and like so many around the globe,ky not fully imagine my own life without the example that nelson mandela set. >> and so long as i live,ly do what i can to learn from him. >> world leaders say he was for all the face of forgiveness. >> nelson mandela was a chide for justice, and human inspiration. many around the world were entrenched by his selfless struggle for human dignity, equality, and freedom. excellent tonight, one of the brightest lights of our world has gone out. nelson mandela was not just a hero of our time, but a hero of all time. >> a legend for the powerful, and the people on the streets of time square from all around the globe. it is a big loss for all of us. >> god bless all the people he fought for. i hope his legacy lives on. remembering how he fought, and how he lived. >> w
factor in deadly crash in new yor new yor. four people died, dozens of others were injured. >>> the obama administration says after weeks of problems the website is finally fixed. >>> an estimated 131 million americans will have spent about $2 billion by the end of this cybermonday. that would be a record day for this traditional monday. a power blackout has plunged venezuela's capital of caracas into darkness. several years of electricity cuts but for years the capital had not been directly affected. there is no word what caused this blackout. those are the head lines. i'm john siegenthaler. america tonight with joie chen is next. you can always get the latest news at we'll see you later tonight. >> on "america tonight": abused behind bars, saving taxpayers money by treating prisoners with a kind of primitive care not seen in more than a century. >> they're standing there ripping open that little package of sugar and filling that wound. >> packages from a restaurant? >> yes. >> how much is too much? the death of a mentally ill homeless man raises questions
work. >> president obama left a hanukah session to send this message of gratitude. >> the day he was released from prison gave me a sense of what human being can do when guided by hope. i can't think of my own lift without the example nelson mandela set. so long as a live i will do what i can to learn from him. >> world leaders say he was the face of forgiveness. and a human inspiration. many around the world were admiring of his struggle for human dignity, equality and freedom. >> one of the wribrightest lighf our world has gone out. nelson mandela was not just a hero of our time, but a hero of all time. >> a legend for the powerful and people on the streets of times square. >> it's a big loss for all of us that he died. >> god bless him and his family, and all the beam he fought for. i hope the legacy lies on. >> remembering how he thought and lived, a legacy unlikely to be forgotten. >> other messages of condolences have been coming in from around the world. >> it's sad and emotional day for the people of south africa. nelson mandela will be remembered for being incredibly ins
president obama and mrs. obama will attend the ceremony for nelson mandela on tuesday. it's part of a week of events to honour the south african leader. those are the headlines "america tonight" is next. check >> into this is al jazeera america live from new york city. i'm morgan radford with your headlines. a cold snap across much of the country is paralyzing travel on the road and in the air. several deaths have been linked to the icy weather which is bringing snow to the midwest, the family of a u.s. veteran released from custody is asking for privacy. merrill newman is spending his first day back after an 85-year-old was detained by allegedly commit iing crimes. france says hundreds more troops arrived in the south african republic to safehe
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